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GEB (Children@School): a scale for measuring the impact of school design on children's general environmental behaviours

Tucker, Richard and Izadpanahi, Parisa 2016, GEB (Children@School): a scale for measuring the impact of school design on children's general environmental behaviours, in AASA 2016: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference: Project to Practice; Innovating Architecture, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, N.S.W., pp. 1-5.

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Title GEB (Children@School): a scale for measuring the impact of school design on children's general environmental behaviours
Author(s) Tucker, RichardORCID iD for Tucker, Richard orcid.org/0000-0001-9989-251X
Izadpanahi, Parisa
Conference name AASA Project to Practice; Innovating Architecture. International Conference (9th : 2016 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
Conference location University of Technology Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference dates 30 Sep - 1 Oct 2016
Title of proceedings AASA 2016: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference: Project to Practice; Innovating Architecture
Publication date 2016
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Publisher University of Technology Sydney
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Keyword(s) school-design
Children’s Environmental behaviours
GEB (Children@School)
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Summary While there are many environmental education programs for children, few studies have used an appropriately developed scale for evaluating children’s environmental behaviours, informed by the school- design.The research presented in this paper used an adapted GEB (General Ecological Behaviour) scale to develop a scale for measuring children’s environmental behaviours in Australian schools; GEB (Children@School). This scale has been informed by the evidenced impact on children’s behaviour of their environment.A review of the literature reveals that assessing environmentalbehaviours across different domains is a complex issue. In the absence of a reliable ecological behaviours scale, the GEB scale was developed by Kaiser in 1998 as a scientifically grounded measure. The GEB is assumed to be the most generalizable and allencompassing environmental behaviour measure compared to the other environmental behavioural measures.In order to develop the GEB (Children@School), 624 children, aged 10-12 years old completed a survey. Factor analysis indicated that this scale has two dimensions: Children’s Pro-active Ecobehaviours, and Children’s Environmental Behaviours towards Resource and Energy Conservation. The estimate reliability omega value was calculated for each of the identified factors and the results indicated that the scale has a reasonable internal consistency. This suggests that GEB (Children@School) is an appropriate scale to meaningfully measure children’s environmental behaviours when associated with school-design.
Language eng
Field of Research 120101 Architectural Design
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2016, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30087659

Document type: Conference Paper
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